Patibhaga Nimitta; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism


counter image; At a time when the [Jhana] practitioner becomes proficient his mind becomes still and there arise the third image called patibhaga nimitta. It is similar to uggaha nimitta but much much more cleaner and purer and free from any impurity.

Regarding patibhaga nimitta, only 22 kammatthana can give rise to patibhaga nimitta.

They are

  • 10 kasina kammatthana,
  • 10 asubha kammatthana,
  • kayagatasati kammatthana, and
  • anapanassati kammatthana.

See samatha kamatthana

(Source): Journey to Nibbana: Patthana Dhama
Abhidhamma book cover
context information

Abhidhamma (अभिधम्म) usually refers to the last section (piṭaka) of the Pali canon and includes schematic classifications of scholastic literature dealing with Theravāda Buddhism. Primary topics include psychology, philosophy, methodology and metaphysics which are rendered into exhaustive enumerations and commentaries.

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

s. nimitta, kasina, samādhi.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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